Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 30, 2017 11:52 ET

Media Advisory/Labour Day 2017: Canada's unions call for universal pharmacare

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 30, 2017) - CLC President Hassan Yussuff will be in Toronto on Labour Day to speak at the Toronto and York Region Labour Council's annual Labour Day parade and to march with thousands of workers and community and union leaders.

This year, Canada's unions are marking Labour Day with the launch of a campaign calling for prescription drug coverage for all Canadians. Find out more at www.aplanforeveryone.ca.

"Today, about 8.4 million working Canadians don't have prescription drug coverage," said Yussuff. "In fact, the less you earn at work, the less likely you are to have the coverage you need. That's especially true for young workers stuck in low-wage, part-time jobs, and we want to change that."

Who: Hassan Yussuff, CLC President
What: Labour Day parade, launch of Pharmacare campaign
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: September 4, 2017, 8:45 a.m. (parade leaves at 9:30)

Contact Information

  • To arrange an interview on or before Labour Day:
    Chantal St-Denis
    National Representative, Media Relations
    613-355-1962
    cstdenis@clc-ctc.ca